April 18, 2019
Fundraising climate change is here! Learn what this means for you and your organization.
April 4, 2019
We live in a world with endless inputs and channels: smartphones, tablets, television, email, and social media are just a few. Learn how to address all of these channels in a way that donors love and get value from.
March 21, 2019
Learn about the consideration process that major donors and legacy supporters go through as they determine who they want to give to.
March 7, 2019
Learn just how important letting donors opt-in is and the value of treating your donors how you’d like to be treated.
February 21, 2019
Jason Lewis, the author of the War for Fundraising Talent, joins Greg and Tim to discuss the value of a thank you call, fundraising conferences, and much more.
February 7, 2019
Recently we surveyed a few hundred fundraisers to find out what they felt were the most (and least) important data points for qualifying and prioritizing major gift supporters for outreach. Greg and Tim discuss the findings in this episode. The survey results can also be found here -
January 10, 2019
Learn what to do when a supporter notifies you that they left your organization in their estate plan, but won’t take your calls.
November 29, 2018
Learn what it means to be a “frontline” fundraiser with special guest, Dan Shephard.
November 1, 2018
It’s time to ditch fundraising personas. Learn why value is such an important thing to offer donors in this episode.
October 18, 2018
What is success and happiness and how can fundraisers win by working towards a lifestyle of being both successful and happy?
September 6, 2018
Learn who Greg Warner is and why you should listen to him in this retrospective episode of Engagement Fundraising.
August 23, 2018
Greg interviews Erin Troia about her “Engagement Fundraising” experiences. Erin recently finished reading an advanced copy of Engagement Fundraising and tried out some of the concepts she read about in the book.
August 9, 2018
Greg interviews Tim about his “Engagement Fundraising” experiences at MarketSmart.
July 26, 2018
Learn what everyone is missing about the 410 billion dollars in giving as reported by Giving USA’s 2018 annual report.
May 17, 2018
The day of reckoning is coming for nonprofits all across the world. Will your organization be ready? Learn what is coming and how to be ready.
May 3, 2018
The climate has changed for donors, nonprofits, and fundraising. Learn about this change and how to adapt to meet these new donor expectations. Learn more about MarketSmart at
April 19, 2018
Kelley McGeehan is Principal Consultant and Owner of McGeehan Research. She is a prospect researcher and in this episode we get a chance to explore why prospect research is valuable, the consideration continuum, why some organizations fail even with the right data at the right time and much more.
April 5, 2018
Mark Santiago from Converge.Digital shares how to use Facebook strategically to build trust and acquire new donors.
March 22, 2018
Joining Engagement Fundraising is Andrew Olsen, senior vice president of Newport One. If you are a fundraiser trying to find that silver bullet then this episode is for you. Andrew will be diving into why there are no silver bullets and unicorns and instead why it takes a lot of little things to make a big impact.
March 8, 2018
We are joined again by special guest, Jim Langley, president of Langley Innovations. Make sure to listen to the last episode to hear the first part of this conversation. Educational institutes adapting to donor needs and being fair to your donors are the main topics discussed.
February 22, 2018
We are joined by a very special guest, Jim Langley, president of Langley Innovations. Learn from the expert on taking a top down approach, working with board members, maintaining and building trust with your donors, and much more. This is just the first part of the conversation, stay tuned for the next episode for the rest!
February 8, 2018
We are joined by Jen Willett to discuss what it’s like to be a donor. Hear stories from our experiences donating to various nonprofits.
January 25, 2018
On today’s episode we continue our discussion on phone calls. The big topic this week is why fundraisers are afraid to call major donors. Make sure to listen to the season 1 finale for the first part of this discussion.
January 18, 2018
Season 2 of the podcast kicks off with a special episode featuring Jeff Giannotto and Lizzie Weiland. This season is all about engagement fundraising in action. Learn about the power of surveys and hear some success stories about organizations that have implemented engagement fundraising.
December 14, 2017
On today’s episode we talk about phone calls; who should be answering your phone, how best to initiate a conversation and much more.
November 30, 2017
On today’s episode we discuss how fundraisers can utilize LinkedIn.
November 16, 2017
On today’s episode we discuss creating the Disney experience for your donors.
November 9, 2017
A quick announcement about what’s next for the Engagement Fundraising Podcast. Learn more about MarketSmart at
November 2, 2017
On today’s episode we continue discussing creating a strong fundraising caseload.
October 26, 2017
On today’s episode we discuss creating a strong fundraising caseload. As you’ll hear, we dive pretty deep into this topic, so this discussion is split into 2 episodes. Stay tuned next week for the conclusion to this discussion.
October 19, 2017
On today’s episode we discuss fundraising consultants and why you as a fundraiser should consider hiring one.
October 12, 2017
On today’s episode we discuss our second set of listener submitted questions. This time on if the approach to public and private school fundraising is different and how to determine what fundraising marketing channels to focus on. You can have your question discussed on the show by emailing me -
October 5, 2017
On today’s episode we discuss the 2017 Major Gifts Fundraising Benchmark Study. This study is the first of its kind by focusing on major gifts. You can download the report at
September 28, 2017
On today’s episode we discuss donor advised funds. What they are and how your organization can take advantage of them.
September 21, 2017
On today’s episode we discuss our first user submitted question on cultivating relationships with donors and why it’s so hard to change the mindset at an organization that’s always done something a certain way. You can have your question discussed on the show by emailing
September 14, 2017
On today’s episode we discuss job titles for fundraisers and how the wrong job title can negatively affect the donor’s perception. Not sure what engagement fundraising is or how job titles affect your success as a fundraiser? Well you will soon!
September 7, 2017
On today’s episode I sit down with Greg Warner to discuss donor wants, needs and interests. Learn how you as a fundraiser can identify what those are.
August 31, 2017
Learn why people give in this episode of Engagement Fundraising. Visit for more information.
August 24, 2017
Learn the six expectations donors have of non-profits. Learn more about MarketSmart at
August 17, 2017
Learn why content offers work, what things to keep in mind as you create content, and some content ideas that donors will love! Learn more about MarketSmart at
August 10, 2017
Learn about the four selfs of Engagement Fundraising. Learn more about MarketSmart at
August 3, 2017
Learn how to use email in a way donors love, how to use it to track engagement, some pitfalls to avoid, and much more. Visit to learn more about MarketSmart.
July 27, 2017
Learn the power of surveys, what words to use, why donors like them, how best to utilize them, and much more. Learn more about MarketSmart at
July 20, 2017
Learn about the 8 core components of engagement fundraising and how to use these components to raise more major and planned gifts. Learn more about MarketSmart at
July 13, 2017
Learn about the 7 core principles that make up engagement fundraising. Learn more at
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